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Re: Let's crunch some numbers, was RE: Jesus Family Tombs?
On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, James R. Davila wrote:
> >I thought that something more
> >like 1 in 4 women were named Mary. If so, the chances are 1 in 40 of
> >hitting a particular family.
> Correction: 1 in 25.
The point that I wanted to show with my little computation is that the
chance is far from being nil - because even if the names themeselves are
frequently encountered, the chance of encountering them in a particular
configuration diminishes exponentially.